By Clare Ogilvie
A Mt. Currie man has pleaded guilty to trafficking in wildlife meat after trying to sell deer meat he had shot locally.
David Lepine was fined $5,000 and prohibited from hunting for two years under the Wildlife Act.
“We believe the fine will act as a deterrent,” said conservation r Chris Doyle.
Lepine was investigated by South Coast region Conservation officers and the Conservation Officer Service’s Special Investigations Unit after a resident tipped them off last July.
The maximum penalty for a first offence conviction under the BC Wildlife Act is $50,000 or imprisonment for a term of six months or both.